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Scotland Run Park Nature Center Programs Take Place Throughout the Winter

(Clayton, NJ) – The happenings at the Nature Center at Gloucester County's Scotland Run Park do not go into hibernation during the winter season.  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said that a variety of fun and free events take place throughout January and February for residents to enjoy.

Director Damminger said, "The Nature Center Programs give the residents of Gloucester County the ability to enjoy and embrace the winter weather and sights."

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the Department of Parks, stated, “The free events at the Nature Center are an opportunity for us to get out of the house, be active and to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature.”

The following programs are held at the Nature Center located on Academy Street in Clayton.  Please register for all programs in advance by calling 856-881-0845.  There are no fees charged for any of the programs.  Due to limited space registration is not accepted for large groups.  Dress appropriately for the weather.

Bird Walks
First Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
No experience necessary, bring a pair of binoculars and dress for the weather.

Nature Tots
Wednesday, Feb 10 at 10 a.m.
Preschoolers and their caregivers can explore nature through crafts and the outdoors.  Children must be with an adult, be prepared to go outside.  Children can play on the playground after the program.

Afternoon Nature Strolls
Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
A guided walk on the trails for residents of all ages, strolls take place rain or shine.

Scout Saturday
Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.
A great way for scouts to earn their forestry and naturalist badges.